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The 2021 American Advertising Awards.

What seems like long ago, Austin Advertisers tumbled between back-to-back meetings, slipped into a time warp of podcasts and commuting, and often found themselves torn between two black holes: “The Next Big Ad” and “The Next Family Dinner.” Under-eyes heavy and hearts hopeful, Austin Advertisers all searched the galaxy for the same thing: Space to Create.

After eons of social separation and ample time to make our big ideas happen, we know this isn’t the kind of space we had in mind. Despite the darkness of the past few light years, there are many ideas that could finally make the leap from our couch, to the screen, and into the world. And your inspiring ideas deserve a whole night of celebration.

Austin’s 2021 American Advertising Awards is about celebrating our creativity throughout isolation. It’s the lifeblood that sustained our hope when we got a little more space than we asked for. And if nothing else, it may be good to get off of the planet for a night.


Submissions are now open for students and professionals. Share your big ideas that finally get to see the light, thanks to this extra Space to Create!

Save The Date

March 2021
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location TBD


 We are still compiling a list of phenomenal judges for this year’s Addy’s. Check back soon as more are added!



Scott Everett, PMG Digital

With over 15 years of experience in digital creative and strategy, Scott Everett leads the PMG Creative Studio as Senior Creative Director, overseeing  concept, design, and production of digital advertising and social content for PMG’s flagship brands. Over the last five years, Scott has actively built PMG’s creative practice, recruiting and coaching a dynamic team of stellar designers, writers, and producers who are experts in building breakthrough, award-winning campaigns. The team’s strategic approach to content creation has led him to work with some of the most iconic brands in the world, including TikTok, Beats, Old Navy, Apple, Gap, and Shinola.

Pepe Funegra, Mekanism

Pepe is an award-winning Creative Director with over 15 years of experience who’s worked in places like Boulder, Los Angeles, Chicago, Lima, San Juan, and New York at agencies such as Mother NY, 72andSunny and Droga5—always with highly successful results from a business and creative standpoint.

Pepe has created multichannel campaigns, immersive online and offline experiences, and innovative products for brands such as Stella Artois, Jell-O, Netflix, James Patterson, and Spotify all while winning Gold Lions at Cannes and Pencils at D&AD & One Show.


Jean-Lou Renoux, Deutsch
Jean-Lou is a Los Angeles based Design Director with a decade of experience working for agencies and clients in France, Canada, and the United States.

Over the years, he has had the privilege to collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry on a wide range of projects, from product design to branding and interactive experiences for small businesses, start-ups, and global brands.

Since graduating from design school in France, Jean-Lou went on to work for some of Canada’s biggest brands while at Tribal Worldwide and Normative in Toronto. Later, he built digital experiences and campaigns for Nike, Converse, and Jordan at R/GA New York.

He joined Deutsch in 2018 where he co-led design for Google to launch their new breakthrough online streaming service, Stadia.

Maddy Kramer, Anomaly

Maddy is an ACD Art Director, born in LA and raised in Argentina & Miami. She has worked in both General Market and Hispanic agencies giving her the chance to live in different cities such as LA, Austin, Kansas City, and NY. During that time Maddy worked with clients such as P&G, Mars, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Hyundai, Ford, Kelloggs, and much more.

In 2015, she was selected to be a part of the See It, Be It initiative at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, and in 2018, was recognized as  “The Next Creative Leader” by the One Show.

Maddy was also part of the team that came up with the multiple-awarded idea “It’s a Tide Ad” at Saatchi NY, recognizing her as the 3rd best Art Director of the World Wide Cannes Lions ranking.

In 2019, AdWeek recognized her among 40 other amazing female “Trailblazers Breaking Down Barriers and Opening Opportunities for Others” She is also a recipient of the 3 Cheers Award of the 3% Conference.

Currently, Maddy is an ACD at Anamoly NY, and is the founder of Invisible Creatives, an initiative that celebrates and surfaces the best invisible talent in the industry. 


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